Babylon, Volume 1

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 1885 - 88 pagine
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In the midst of an undulating sunlit plain, fresh with flowers in spring, burnt and yellow in summer and autumn, a great sordid shrivelled city blinks and festers visibly among the rags and tatters in the eye of day. Within its huge imperial walls the shrunken modern town has left a broad skirt of unoccupied hillocks; low mounds covered by stunted straggling vineyards, or broken here and there by shabby unpicturesque monasteries, with long straight pollard-lined roads stretching interminably in dreary lines between the distant boundaries. In the very centre, along some low flats that bound a dull, muddy, silent river, the actual inhabited city itself crouches humbly beneath the mouldering ruins of a nobler age. A shapeless mass of dingy, weather-stained, discoloured, tile-roofed buildings, with all its stucco peeling in the sun, it lies crowded and jammed into a narrow labyrinth of tortuous alleys, reeking with dirt, and rich in ragged filthy beggars.
 

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Pagina 2 - All engraved on Steel in the highest style of Art. Edited, with Notices of the Artists, by SYDNEY ARMYTAGE, MA Imperial 4to, cloth extra, gilt and gilt edges, 21s. per Vol. Bechstein.— As Pretty as Seven, and other German Stories.
Pagina 26 - Caricature History of the Georges. (The House of Hanover.) With 400 Pictures, Caricatures, Squibs, Broadsides, Window Pictures, &c. By THOMAS WRIGHT, MA, FSA Large post 8vo, cloth extra, gilt, with Illustrations, js. 6d. Wright's History of Caricature and of the Grotesque in Art, Literature, Sculpture, and Painting, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
Pagina 1 - Artemus Ward : Artemus Ward's Works: The Works of CHARLES FARRER BROWNE, better known as ARTEMUS WARD. With Portrait and Facsimile.
Pagina 3 - ROARING CAMP, and other Sketches — BOHEMIAN PAPERS— SPANISH AND AMERICAN LEGENDS. Vol. III. TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS— EASTERN SKETCHES. Vol. IV. GABRIEL CONROY. Vol. V. STORIES— CONDENSED NOVELS, &c. The Select Works of Bret Harte, in Prose and Poetry.
Pagina 5 - Complete in Three Vols. Vol. I. contains the Plays complete, including the doubtful ones; Vol. II. the Poems and Minor Translations, with an Introductory Essay by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE. Vol. III. the Translations of the Iliad and Odyssey.
Pagina 23 - Strutt's Sports and Pastimes of the People of England; including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Shows, Processions, Pageants, and Pompous Spectacles, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.
Pagina 8 - Emanuel On Diamonds and Precious Stones ; their History, Value, and Properties ; with Simple Tests for ascertaining their Reality. By HARRY EMANUEL, FRGS With numerous Illustrations, Tinted and Plain. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, with Illustrations, js.
Pagina 20 - Our Place among Infinities: A Series of Essays contrasting our Little Abode in Space and Time with the Infinities Around us. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. The Expanse of Heaven : A Series of Essays on the Wonders of the Firmament.
Pagina 19 - Treasure. Bentinck's Tutor. Murphy's Master. A County Family. At Her Mercy. A Woman's Vengeance. Cecil's Tryst. The Clyffards of Clyffe. The Family Scapegrace. The Foster Brothers. Found Dead. Gwendoline's Harvest. Humorous Stories. Like Father, Like Son, A Marine Residence. Married Beneath Him.
Pagina 16 - Magna Charta. An exact Facsimile of the Original in the British Museum, printed on fine plate paper, 3 feet by 2 feet, with Arms and Seals emblazoned in Gold and Colours.

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